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Napa Valley

Napa Valley is one of the world’s great wine destinations and features more than 450 wineries. Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. California sparkling wine traces its roots to Sonoma…

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Cava

Cava is a sparling wine from spain produced in Catalonia. It can be white (blanco) or rose (rosado). The macabeu, parellada and xarel·lo are the most popular and traditional grape varieties for producing cava. Only wines produced in the champenoise traditional method may be labelled cavas. About 95% of all cava is produced in the Penedes area in Catalonia, with the village of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia being home to many of Spain’s largest production houses. The…

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Nyetimber

The Nyetimber Estate is the largest vineyard in the UK, with 438 acres and is the only one to produce premium sparkling wine exclusively from estate grown fruit. There vineyards are in West Sussex and Hampshire. Planted near Pulborough, West Sussex in 1988 by Stuart and Sandy Moss from Chicago, the Nyetimber Estate has a perfect…

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Ridgeview

Ridgeview

Ridgeview was founded in 1994 by Mike and Chris Roberts and is dedicated to creating world class sparkling wines in the South Downs of England. Ridgeview’s trade mark MERRET™ is in honour of Englishman Christopher Merret. In 1662 he presented a paper to the Royal Society in London which documented the process of making traditional…

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Mersea Island Vineyard

Mersea Island lies between the estuaries of the Blackwater and Colne rivers, about nine miles south of Colchester. The present Mersea Island Vineyard was established in 1985. Today there are about ten acres, five grape varieties, producing some twenty thousand bottles each year. Legend has it that the Romans grew grapes on the Island and…

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Chapel Down

Chapel Down is one of the UK’s longest established wineries. The Chapel Down Winery is home to England’s largest wine producer. The vineyard at Tenterden is the home of Chapel Down. The vineyard has 23 acres of vines. There is also a second vineyard in Aylesford, Kent which has 112 acres. Half of their wine production…

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Carr Taylor

Carr Taylor is a family business and have been making fine English wines since the estate was first planted in 1971. They have a total of 37 acres. The vineyard lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of 1066 country of East Sussex. . Their sparkling wine is slightly fruitier than traditional…

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Camel Valley

Camel Valley

Cornwall’s largest vineyard, situated on the slopes above the River Camel is Camel Valley which has been producing award-winning wines in Cornwall since 1989. 24000 vines are now grown on the south-facing side of the Camel Valley. When ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie planted their first eight thousand vines in 1989, they never dreamed of…

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Danebury Vineyards

Danebury Vineyards

Danebury Vineyards is a privately owned estate located near Stockbridge, in the heart of Hampshire, on the paddocks of what was a famous nineteenth-century racehorse training yard. The vineyards cover seven acres (2.8ha) of sheltered, south-facing fields on chalk and flint-stone soil. Our first vines were planted in 1988 and today we produce our flagship…

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